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Summary Autonomy, as a moral value, is often considered the ground of liberal political philosophy.  Other political philosophers think this discounts the role of family and community.  Probably all recognize the importance of both and offer different balances.  Nonetheless, the role that autonomy plays in an author's political theory is inevitably of interest to political philosophers.
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  1. added 2020-04-15
    Social Depoliticization, Authoritarian Power, and Lack of Development in African States.Krzysztof Trzcinski - 2009 - Hemispheres 24:133-142.
    Claude Ake was interested in how the depoliticization of African societies has led to their existing in a state of permanent crisis, and, in particular, to the impossibility of their development. He understood depoliticization as a situation where the right to possess a political sphere of life is withheld from most members of the state and, at the same time, politics is monopolized by those in power. He showed the error of seeing the African crisis primarily as an economic crisis (...)
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    Freedom as Critique. Foucault Beyond Anarchism.Karsten Schubert - forthcoming - Philosophy and Social Criticism:019145372091773.
    Foucault's theory of power and subjectification challenges common concepts of freedom in social philosophy and expands them through the concept of 'freedom as critique': Freedom can be defined as the capability to critically reflect one's own subjectification, and the conditions of possibility for this critical capacity lie in political and social institutions. The article develops this concept through a critical discussion of the standard response by Foucault interpreters to the standard objection that Foucault's thinking obscures freedom. The standard response interprets (...)
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    Law and the Relational Self.Jonathan Herring - 2019 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    This book promotes a relational understanding of the self. It explores how law can be transformed by focusing on the promotion and protection of caring relationships, rather than individual rights. This offers a radical and profound re-imagining of what law is about and what it should be trying to do. It moves from the theoretical into offering practical examples of how the law could be developed to enhance relationships, rather than undermine them.
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    خودآیینی کانت و نسبت آن با خودآیینی شخصی، اخلاقی و سیاسیReassessing Kant's Autonomy in Relation to Individual, Moral, and Political Autonomy.زهرا خزاعی - 2017 - Journal of Philosophical Theological Research 19 (72):47-67.
    Kant realizes the principle of autonomy of the will as the sublime principle of morality. To him, if the principles we will are constituted by a being which poses universal laws, our "will or want" also acts autonomously and independently. Accordingly, moral laws are not only posed by humankind herself but she obliges herself to act according to the laws she herself has posed. Therefore, Kant takes autonomy into meticulous consideration in the realm of action and agency. With this in (...)
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    Social Work as Revolutionary Praxis? The Contribution to Critical Practice of Cornelius Castoriadis’s Political Philosophy.Phillip Ablett & Christine Morley - 2019 - Critical and Radical Social Work 7 (3): 333-348.
    Social work is a contested tradition, torn between the demands of social governance and autonomy. Today, this struggle is reflected in the division between the dominant, neoliberal agenda of service provision and the resistance offered by various critical perspectives employed by disparate groups of practitioners serving diverse communities. Critical social work challenges oppressive conditions and discourses, in addition to addressing their consequences in individuals’ lives. However, very few recent critical theorists informing critical social work have advocated revolution. A challenging exception (...)
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    Inoculation Against Populism: Media Competence Education and Political Autonomy.Frodo Podschwadek - 2019 - Moral Philosophy and Politics 6 (2):211-234.
    This paper offers an analysis of the relation between political populism and mass media, and how this relation becomes problematic for democratic societies. It focuses on the fact that mass media, due to their purpose and infrastructure, can unintentionally reinforce populist messages. Research findings from communication science and political psychology are used to illustrate how, for example, a combination of mass media agenda setting and motivated reasoning can influence citizens’ political decisions and impair their political autonomy. This poses a particular (...)
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    What Justifies Judgments of Inauthenticity?Jesper Ahlin - 2018 - HEC Forum 30 (4):361-377.
    The notion of authenticity, i.e., being “genuine,” “real,” or “true to oneself,” is sometimes held as critical to a person’s autonomy, so that inauthenticity prevents the person from making autonomous decisions or leading an autonomous life. It has been pointed out that authenticity is difficult to observe in others. Therefore, judgments of inauthenticity have been found inadequate to underpin paternalistic interventions, among other things. This article delineates what justifies judgments of inauthenticity. It is argued that for persons who wish to (...)
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    Selbst Bestimmen: Eine Philosophische Untersuchung Personaler Autonomie.Christian Seidel - 2016 - De Gruyter.
    What is it for a person to be autonomous? Starting with a philosophical puzzle about personal autonomy and by way of critically discussing contemporary accounts, this monograph argues that AUTONOMY is a thick normative concept – the concept of a certain kind of practical authority. It then develops a conception of autonomy which solves the puzzle and offers an adequate understanding of what it means to determine oneself.
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    A Storm From Paradise: Liberalism and the Problem of Time.Jacob Segal - 1994 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 8 (1):23-48.
    The tendency of classical politics to embed the individual in universal and transcendental patterns of action followed in part from the recognition of the futility of unpredictable action oriented to the individual's transient personal future. By contrast, F. A. Hayek argues for liberalism and the rule of law because it is instrumental to the achievement of human ends. Michael Oakeshott, however, claims that freedom is a value in itself, and that liberalism should emphasize moral autonomy because the moral life is (...)
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    Robert Post’s Theory of Freedom of Speech.Tomasz Jarymowicz - 2014 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 40 (1):107-123.
    Deliberative democracy’s approach with its emphasis on a multidimensional conception of freedom is very well suited to offer a sophisticated and critical account of freedom of speech in the democratic public sphere. Nevertheless, it has rarely engaged other competing free speech theories in order to offer a valuable social critique of other ways of thinking about freedom of expression. This article tries to fill this gap by critically engaging Robert Post’s theory of freedom of speech based on democratic self-government. On (...)
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    Building Common Ground: Going Beyond the Liberal Conundrum.Deen Chatterjee - 2013 - Ethics and International Affairs 27 (2):119-127.
    Liberalism as a political ideology and a philosophical doctrine has championed individual autonomy, social and political equality, and democratic and inclusive political institutions. Consequently, liberalism is known for its commitment to tolerance and value pluralism. Yet liberalism has been critiqued for being insensitive to claims of culture. Indeed, an attitude of benign neglect toward diversity was once quite common among liberals, as was a general lack of interest in global concerns. Worse yet, according to some critics the liberal tradition—in spite (...)
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    Political Self-Determination and Global Egalitarianism: Towards an Intermediate Position.Ayelet Banai - 2013 - Social Theory and Practice 39 (1):45-69.
    Proponents of global egalitarian justice often argue that their positions are compatible with the principle of self-determination. At the same time, prominent arguments in favor of global egalitarianism object to one central component of the principle: namely, that the borders of states are normatively significant for the allocation of rights and duties; that duties of justice and democratic rights should stop or change at borders. In this article, I propose an argument in defense of the normative significance of territorial boundaries (...)
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    Between Autonomy and State Regulation: J.S. Mill's Elastic Paternalism: Raphael Cohen-Almagor.Raphael Cohen-Almagor - 2012 - Philosophy 87 (4):557-582.
    This paper analyses J.S. Mill's theory on the relationships between individual autonomy and State powers. It will be argued that there is a significant discrepancy between Mill's general liberal statements aimed to secure individual largest possible autonomy and the specific examples which provide the government with quite wide latitude for interference in the public and private spheres. The paper outlines the boundaries of government interference in the Millian theory. Subsequently it describes Mill's elastic paternalism designed to prevent people from inflicting (...)
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    The Politics of Persons: Individual Autonomy and Socio‐Historical Selves. By John Christman.Thomas Nys - 2011 - European Journal of Philosophy 19 (3):474-480.
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    Libertarian Socialism: A Better Reconciliation Between Equality and Self-Ownership.Nicholas Vrousalis - 2011 - Social Theory and Practice 37 (2):211-226.
    Socialists believe that equality, community, and economic democracy can only be achieved by a system of joint ownership in the means of production. These property rights do not, as such, pass judgment as to what rights individuals have to their own person. Libertarians believe that individual liberty and autonomy are only coextensive with a set of stringent rights to the person and its powers. These property rights do not, as such, pass judgment as to what rights individuals have to the (...)
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    Solidariedade e autonomia individual.Alessandro Pinzani - 2010 - Dois Pontos 7 (2).
    The paper discusses the role of solidarity in post-conventional society and shows how solidarity is intertwined with the concept of individual autonomy and its guarantee through fundamental rights. The starting point will be offered by two mental experiments introduced by Joel Feinberg and Eamonn Callann; further we shall consider the definition of solidarity given by Jürgen Habermas and Axel Honneth; finally some remarks on the concept of individual autonomy shall be discussed.
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    The Semantic Potential of Religious Arguments: A Deliberative Model of the Postsecular Public Sphere.Stefan Rummens - 2010 - Social Theory and Practice 36 (3):385-408.
    This paper introduces a distinction between three different kinds of religious arguments. On the basis of a deliberative model of democracy, it is argued that autonomy and identity arguments should be acceptable in public debate, whereas authority arguments should be rejected. This deliberative approach is clarified by comparing it with the exclusionist position of John Rawls on the one hand and the inclusionist position of Nicholas Wolterstorff on the other. The paper concludes with some general remarks about the relation between (...)
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    Autonomia, construtivismo e razão pública: Rawls leitor de Kant.Rúrion Melo - 2010 - Dois Pontos 7 (4).
    Com a finalidade de refletir sobre a reatualização de autores clássicos da filosofia como forma de se enfrentar os desafios contemporâneos da democracia e do pensamento político, o artigo pretende apresentar a interpretação feita por John Rawls de aspectos da filosofia prática de Kant. Três conceitos são particularmente importantes nessa articulação entre a filosofia kantiana e o projeto rawlsiano de justificação normativa do liberalismo político: a concepção de pessoas morais autônomas, a fundamentação normativa ancorada em um procedimento de construção de (...)
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    Autonomia e esclarecimento: o projeto crítico enquanto projeto político.Maurício Keinert - 2010 - Dois Pontos 7 (2).
    O artigo procura construir uma questão no interior da filosofia kantiana, por meio dos conceitos de esclarecimento e autonomia, acerca da necessidade de se compreender o projeto crítico também como um projeto político. Para isso, no entanto, torna-se necessário confrontar certa tradição contemporânea, que remonta a Hegel e chega a Habermas, em que a ideia de crítica é vista como um elemento vazio e passivo (na medida em que está centrada na abstração da lei moral). Trata-se, então, de apontar para (...)
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    Acteurs face à la biopolitique: capacités critiques et tactiques de résistance.Pascal Ducournau - 2009 - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 127 (127):291-314.
    One of the main features of the contemporary forms of exercising power has made itself particularly obvious through the implementation of systems where individuals are put in the position of active subjects/agents of their actions, thereby encouraging them to assume a growing number of responsibilities, which can be described as the logical and necessary consequences of their actions. The field of modern biopolitics has yielded numerous examples of the implementation of such systems, in stark contrast with the more visible and (...)
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    European Citizens Under Construction: The Bologna Process Analysed From a Governmentality Perspective.Andreas Fejes - 2008 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (4):515-530.
    This article focuses on problematizing the harmonisation of higher education in Europe today. The overall aim is to analyse the construction of the European citizen and the rationality of governing related to such a construction. The specific focus will be on the rules and standards of reason in higher education reforms which inscribe continuums of values that exclude as they include. Who is and who is not constructed as a European citizen? Documents on the Bologna process produced in Europe and (...)
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    Full of Hope and Fear: The Liberalism of Isaiah Berlin Revisited.Thomas Nys - 2007 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):99-117.
    In this paper I argue that Isaiah Berlin’s theory of freedom should not be interpreted in a reductive sense. The distinction between negative and positive freedom, as different concepts and possibly conflicting values, truly holds. Moreover, Berlin’s theory as a whole leaves room for both a comprehensive liberalism which advocates autonomy, critical reflection and personal judgement, as well as a liberalism of fear which defends a minimal level of decency and modesty aims at a modus vivendi. I think Berlin’s liberalism (...)
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    Equality, Justice, and Paternalism: Recentreing Debate About Physician‐Assisted Suicide.Andrew Sneddon - 2006 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (4):387-404.
    abstract Debate about physician‐assisted suicide has typically focused on the values of autonomy and patient wellbeing. This is understandable, even reasonable, given the import‐ance of these values in bioethics. However, these are not the only moral values there are. The purpose of this paper is to examine physician‐assisted suicide on the basis of the values of equality and justice. In particular, I will evaluate two arguments that invoke equality, one in favour of physician‐assisted suicide, one against it, and I will (...)
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    L'autonomie, Illusion Ou Projet de Société?Ronan Le Coadic - 2006 - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 121 (2):317.
    Selon une analyse très répandue aujourd'hui, la société contemporaine serait caractérisée par une vaste autonomie des acteurs ; pourtant, ce n'est pas parce que l'hétéronomie autoritaire a régressé au cours des dernières décennies que toute forme d'hétéronomie a disparu, ni que l'autonomie s'étend automatiquement à toute la société. Les domaines dans lesquels le terme « autonomie » est actuellement d'usage courant sont multiples et les acceptions scientifiques du concept fort diverses ; est-ce à dire qu'un même mot est employé pour (...)
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    Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning About the Ends of Policy. [REVIEW]Anthony Simon Laden - 2006 - Social Theory and Practice 32 (2):333-338.
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    The Myth of the Individual.Dorothea Olkowski - 2005 - Dialogue and Universalism 15 (3-4):9-18.
    The fundamental liberal argument supporting the concept of “individualism” is that all individuals possess the same rights and liberties which define each citizen as an individual. Yet each individual somehow remains a person who defines her/himself as separate and distinct from all others and so who should never be considered to be a part of a concretely real group. Such a presupposition entails others. Liberalism presupposes naturalism, that human nature is fixed and knowable, as well as idealism, the belief that (...)
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    A Kantian Defense of Self‐Ownership.Robert S. Taylor - 2004 - Journal of Political Philosophy 12 (1):65-78.
    Many scholars, including G. A. Cohen, Daniel Attas, and George Brenkert, have denied that a Kantian defense of self-ownership is possible. Kant's ostensible hostility to self-ownership can be resolved, however, upon reexamination of the Groundwork and the Metaphysics of Morals. Moreover, two novel Kantian defenses of self-ownership (narrowly construed) can be devised. The first shows that maxims of exploitation and paternalism that violate self-ownership cannot be universalized, as this leads to contradictions in conception. The second shows that physical coercion against (...)
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    Liberalism, Autonomy, And Moral Pluralism.J. Donald Moon - 2003 - Philosophy Today 31 (1):125-135.
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    Excellence as Athletic Ideal: Autonomy, Morality, and Competitive Sport.M. Andrew Holowchak - 2001 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (1):153-164.
    Liberalism is the view that humans are independent, autonomous, and self-sufficient and, thus, institutional policy is warranted only when it advances these values. As an important thread in moral thought today, liberalism defines a good life as the complete freedom of all people to pursue their own desires, provided that little or no harm is done to others along the way.Moral liberalism also pervades the literature in philosophy of sport today. In this paper, I argue that liberalism as moral policy (...)
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    Sustainable Development: Business as Usual or a New Way of Living?Julie L. Davidson - 2000 - Environmental Ethics 22 (1):25-42.
    In the eighteenth century, the economic problem was reformulated according to a particular set of politico-economic components, in which the pursuit of individual freedom was elevated to an ethical and political ideal. Subsequent developments of this individualist philosophy together with the achievements of technological progress now appear as a threat to future existence. Extensive environmentaldegradation and persistent global inequalities of wealth demand a new reformulation of the economic problem. Sustainable development has emerged as the most recent economic strategy for addressing (...)
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    Legal Conventionalism in the U.S. Constitutional Law of Privacy*: Mark Tushnet.Mark Tushnet - 2000 - Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (2):141-164.
    Drawing on themes important in moral and political philosophy, much of the scholarship on the constitutional law of privacy in the United States distinguishes between privacy understood as a person's control over information and privacy understood as a person's ability to make autonomous decisions. For example, Katz v. United States established the framework for analyzing whether police activity constituted a “search” subject to the Fourth Amendment's requirement that the police either obtain a warrant before conducting a search or otherwise act (...)
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    Quasi-Rights: Participatory Citizenship and Negative Liberties in Democratic Athens: Josiah Ober.Josiah Ober - 2000 - Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (1):27-61.
    The relationship between participatory democracy and constitutional liberalism is a famously troubled one. The purpose of this essay is to suggest that, at least under certain historical conditions, participatory democracy will indeed support the establishment of constitutional liberalism. That is to say, the development of institutions, behavioral habits, and social values centered on the active participation of free and equal citizens in democratic politics can lead to the extension of legally enforced immunities from coercion to citizens and noncitizens alike. Such (...)
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    The Kingdom of Ends as a Social Philosophy. [REVIEW]Catriona McKinnon - 2000 - Kantian Review 4:138-148.
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    Postema on Law's Autonomy and Public Practical Reasons: A Critical Comment: Joseph Raz.Joseph Raz - 1998 - Legal Theory 4 (1):1-20.
    Postema's article discusses, lucidly and probingly, a central jurisprudential idea, which he calls the autonomy thesis. In its general form it is shared by many writers who otherwise support divergent accounts of the nature of law. It is, according to Postema, a thesis that is meant to account for a core idea, that the law's “defining aim is to … unify public political judgment and coordinate social interaction.” In some form or another this core idea is probably supported by Postema (...)
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    Getting What You Want?: A Critique of Liberal Morality.Bob Brecher - 1998 - London: Routledge.
    Getting What You Want? is the first book which calls for the collapse of liberal morality. Bob Brecher claims that it is wrong to think that morality is simply rooted in what people want. He explains that in our consumerist society, we make the assumption that getting 'what people want' is our natural goal, and that this 'natural goal' is a necessarily good one. We see that whether it is a matter of pornography or getting married - if people want (...)
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    Horacio Spector, Autonomy and Rights: The Moral Foundations of Liberalism. [REVIEW]Judith Decew - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17:439-441.
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    Is Kant’s Rechtslehre Comprehensive?Thomas W. Pogge - 1997 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 36 (Supplement):161-187.
    In contrast to his own "freestanding" liberalism, Rawls has characterized the liberalism of Kant's Rechtslehre as comprehensive, i.e., as dependent on Kant's teachings about good will and ethical autonomy or on his transcendental idealism. This characterization is not borne out by the text. Though Kant is indeed eager to show that his liberalism is entailed by his wider philosophical worldview, he is not committed to the converse, does not hold that his liberalism presupposes either his moral philosophy or his transcendental (...)
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    Authority and Autonomy in "L'Entrée d'Espagne.". Nancy Bradley-Cromey.Larry S. Crist - 1996 - Speculum 71 (3):699-702.
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    On the Primacy of Duties: Rom Harré and Daniel N. Robinson.Rom Harré - 1995 - Philosophy 70:513.
    The concept of rights is among the more thoroughly examined in political philosophy. Nonetheless, it remains ontologically elusive and morally problematical. In the form of an allegedly natural endowment bequeathed by the Stoic philosophers, it was famously dismissed by Bentham as ‘nonsense on stilts’. Chiefly by way of natural law theory and versions of Kantian moral philosophy rights arise at once from the presupposed autonomy of rational beings and from certain duties others have to beings of such a kind. Within (...)
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    The Politics of Communitarianism.Jeffrey Friedman - 1994 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 8 (2):297-340.
    Taylor, Sandel, Walzer, and MacIntyre waver between granting the community authority over the individual and limiting this authority so severely that communitarianism becomes a dead letter. The reason for this vacillation can be found in the aspiration of each theorist to base liberal values‐equality and liberty—on particularism. Communitarians compound liberal formalism by adding to the liberal goal, individual autonomy, the equally abstract aim of grounding autonomy in a communally shared identity. Far from returning political theory to substantive considerations of the (...)
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    Beyond Self-Interest and Altruism: A Reconstruction of Adam Smith's Theory of Human Conduct: Elias L. Khalil.Elias L. Khalil - 1990 - Economics and Philosophy 6 (2):255-273.
    I attempt a reconstruction of Adam Smith's view of human nature as explicated in The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Smith's view of human conduct is neither functionalist nor reductionist, but interactionist. The moral autonomy of the individual, conscience, is neither made a function of public approval nor reduced to self-contained impulses of altruism and egoism. Smith does not see human conduct as a blend of independently defined impulses. Rather, conduct is unified, by the underpinning sentiment of sympathy.
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    Autonomy and Community: The Social Character of Kant's "Moral Faith".Philip Rossi - 1984 - Modern Schoolman 61 (3):169-186.
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    A. Levine, The Politics of Autonomy. A Kantian Reading of Rousseau's Social Contract.J. Kopper - 1978 - Kant-Studien 69 (1):116.
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    John Wilson as Moral Educator.John L. Harrison - 1977 - Journal of Moral Education 7 (1):50-63.
    John Wilson's work as moral educator is summarized and evaluated. His rationalist humanistic approach is based on a componential characterization of the morally educated person. Such a person consistently manifests a unity of reflection, feeling, belief, and acting under the logically structured rubrics of PHIL, EMP, GIG and KRAT, and exemplifying the formal features of 'moral opinion'. The rationale and conceptual status of the components is discussed, as is the view that the concept of education entails that teachers be moral (...)
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    The Politics of Autonomy. [REVIEW]N. T. H. - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 31 (1):121-121.
    In this new study of Rousseau, Levine presents a Kantian reading of the Social Contract. By attempting to reveal Rousseau’s anticipation of such Kantian themes as moral right and obligation the author’s purpose has been "to produce a Kantian reading of The Social Contract, a reading that emphasizes the many respects in which Rousseau anticipates Kant and motivates his investigations in moral philosophy". This purported similarity has been noted previously by thinkers such as Hegel and Cassirer. The book also develops (...)
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    Rousseau on the Ground of Obligation: Reconsidering the Social Autonomy Interpretation.Rafeeq Hasan - 2018 - European Journal of Political Theory 17 (2):233-243.
    In Rousseau’s Social Contract, political laws are rationally binding because they satisfy the interests that motivate individuals to obey such laws. The later books of Emile justify morality by showing that it is continuous with the natural dispositions of a well-brought-up subject and is thus conducive to genuine happiness. In both the moral and political cases, Rousseau argues for an internal connection between the rational ground of an obligation and the broader aspects of human psychology that are satisfied and expressed (...)
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    Book Review: Cathleen Kaveny, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American SocietyKavenyCathleen, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society Moral Traditions Series . Xii + 292 Pp. £20.75. ISBN 978-1-58901-932-4. [REVIEW]Nicholas Townsend - 2015 - Studies in Christian Ethics 28 (3):371-375.
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    Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism. By S. Conly. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 216pp, £55. ISBN-10: 1107024846. [REVIEW]Craig Purshouse - 2014 - Philosophy 89 (2):367-371.
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    Global Justice, Temporary Migration and Vulnerability.Christine Straehle - 2012 - Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 5 (5):71-81.
    Liberals are concerned with the equal moral status of all human beings. This article discusses what flows from this premise for moral cosmopolitans when analysing temporary foreign worker programs for low-skilled workers. Some have hailed these programs as a tool to achieve redistributive global goals. However, I argue that in the example of Live-In-Caregivers in Canada, the morally most problematic aspect is that it provokes vulnerability of individual workers. Once in a situation of vulnerability, important conditions of individual autonomy are (...)
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    The Meanings of Autonomy.Jeff Klooger - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 108 (1):84-98.
    The concept of autonomy as presented in the works of Cornelius Castoriadis offers the possibility of expressing the core aims of a radical politics in a manner divorced from a discredited Marxist or communist past. The concept occasions ongoing debate about its true meaning as well as its implications and consequences. Some people question the value and viability of autonomy as a political aim. This article attempts to elucidate and defend what I see as the central meanings and implications of (...)
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